Online brokerage and trading websense
The Master Database contains special categories to help you manage specific types of Internet usage. The following categories are available in all Websense Web Security solutions: The Special Events category is used to classify bandwidth-oriented content related to hot topics to help you manage event-related surges in Internet traffic.
For example, the video pages offering live stream of the World Cup might generally appear in the Internet Radio and TV category, but be moved to the Special Events category during the World Cup Finals. Updates to the Special Events category are added to the Master Database during scheduled downloads. Sites are added to this category for a short period of time, after which they are either moved to another category or deleted from the Master Database.
The Productivity category focuses on preventing time-wasting behavior. The Bandwidth category focuses on saving network bandwidth. Security focuses on Internet sites containing malicious code, which can bypass virus-detection software programs. Advanced Malware Payloads requires Content Gateway. Custom-Encrypted Uploads requires Content Gateway. Files Containing Passwords requires Content Gateway. Potentially Exploited Documents requires Content Gateway.
Extended Protection focuses on potentially malicious websites. Elevated Exposure contains sites that camouflage their true nature or identity, or that include elements suggesting latent malign intent. Emerging Exploits holds sites found to be hosting known and potential exploit code.
Suspicious Content includes sites likely to contain little or no useful content. The Extended Protection group filters potentially malicious websites based on reputation. Site reputation is based on early signs of potential malicious activity.
An attacker might target a URL containing a common misspelling, for example, or otherwise similar to a legitimate URL. Such a site could be used to distribute malware to users before traditional filters can be updated to reflect these sites as malicious. Copyright Forcepoint LLC. Application and Software Download. Message Boards and Forums. Online Brokerage and Trading. Internet Radio and TV. Personal Network Storage and Backup. Phishing and Other Frauds.
On behalf of the Technology Steering Committee, an ad-hoc group of the Superintendent's Team established the five key considerations and reviewed the 29 categories filtered by the version 3 of WebSense installed in November of Five key considerations - In reviewing each category, a question was asked pertaining to each of the five key considerations: Does the content suggested by the category description of WebSense: Categories pertaining to considerations 1 and 2 represent content likely to harm students and, therefore, have resulted in a filtered status.
Categories pertaining to considerations 3 and 4 have the potential to negatively impact productivity, however, the concern over this potential downfall has been weighed against the potential benefits before determining filtered or unfiltered status. Categories pertaining to consideration 5 may contain material that is not appropriate for all K students, however, it may be important for older students to have access to information on both sides of the controversial issues they feature.
In the fall ofthe district updated to the version 4 of the WebSense product. This was accomplished by dividing the original categories into sub-categories. The initial decision on the status of each new category was based on the decisions regarding the original 29 categories. What was filtered before continues to be filtered; what was permitted continues to be permitted. The Technology Steering Committee reviewed the status of these new categories at its December meeting.
Sites with neutral or balanced discussion of the issues are classified under the main category "Abortion Advocacy. Sites sponsored by or devoted to organizations that promote change or reform in public policy, public opinion, social practice, economic activities and relationships. Excludes commercially sponsored sites 4, 13, 22sites dedicated to electoral politics or legislation F Sites featuring full or partial nudity reflecting or establishing a sexually oriented context, but not sexual activity 3.
Includes sites supporting online purchase of such goods and services. F Sites offering depictions of nude or seminude human forms, singly or in groups, not overtly sexual in intent or effect.
F Sites depicting or graphically describing sexual acts or activity, including exhibitionism. U Sites offering information on sex and sexuality, with no pornographic intent.
F Sites offering views of models in suggestive but not lewd costume; suggestive female breast nudity. Also classic "cheesecake" art and photography. Business and Economy U. Sites sponsored by or devoted to individual business firms, but not supporting ecommerce 22 and not firms engaged in computer or Internet businesses 13 or the sale of alcohol or tobacco Includes commercial real estate, but not residential real estate U Sites offering news and quotations on stocks, bonds, and other investment vehicles, investment advice; but not online trading.
Includes banks, credit unions, credit cards, and life insurance. Drugs as characterized by U. F Sites that discuss or promote or provide information about prohibited, scheduled, or otherwise controlled or regulated drugs and their abuse; also, paraphernalia associated with such use and abuse.
U Sites providing information about approved drugs and their medical use. F Sites providing information about or promoting the use of chemicals not regulated by the FDA as naturally occurring compounds, for example. F Sites whose primary function is to provide information specifically about or promoting the use of marijuana.
U Sites sponsored by schools and other educational facilities or by faculty or alumni groups, or that relate to educational events and activities. U Sites sponsored by museums, galleries, theatres but not movie theatresand other cultural institutions.
Sites that provide information about or promote motion pictures, non-news radio and television, books, humor, music, and magazines other than those devoted primarily to adult material 3business 4electronic games 9information technology 13alcohol and tobacco F Sites that support downloading of mp3 files or that serve as directories of such sites.
Sites that provide information about or promote gambling or that support online gambling. Risk of losing money possible. Sites that provide information about or promote electronic games, video games, computer games, role-playing games, or online games, but not board or card games Includes sweepstakes and giveaways.
Sites sponsored by government branches or agencies; all levels of government i. U Sites sponsored by military branches or agencies i.
U Sites sponsored by or providing information about political parties and interest groups focused on elections or legislation. Sites that provide information or advice on personal health or medical services, health insurance, procedures, or devices, but not drugs 5. Sites that provide instruction in or promote crime except computer crime Sites sponsored by or providing information on computer- and Internet-industry firms. F Sites that provide information on how to bypass proxy server features or to gain access to URLs in any way that bypasses the proxy server.
U Sites that support searching the Web, news groups, or indices or directories thereof. U Sites of organizations that provide hosting services, or top-level domain pages of Web communities. U Sites that offer online translation of URLs including those that offer online language translation of Web sites by submitting the URL of the target site. Home pages devoted to IRC. Sites that offer forums or discussion groups. U Sites that host Web-based email. Any Web based email service, either browser or software based.
Sites that offer information on or support seeking employment. Sites that offer information on or promote or are sponsored by groups advocating antigovernment beliefs or action. Sites that offer current or real-time news, including those sponsored by newspapers, magazines, trade and academic journals, radio and television stations and networks, wire services; but not current financial quotes 4.
This category may contain material which is sexual in nature. Premium categories available with Websense Enterprise, v4. Default category set is "monitor-only" unless purchased. NI Sites that provide advertising servers. NI Sites whose primary function is to provide freeware software downloads. NI Sites that enable instant messaging. NI Sites for personal and business clubs, personal and business discussion groups, and list servers that are not classified elsewhere.
NI Sites that support active trading of securities and management of investments. NI Sites that pay for people to surf or pay to email. Sites that primarily provide streaming media content, such as movie trailers. Sites that provide client software to enable peer-to-peer file sharing and file transfer. Sites that store personal files on Internet servers for backup or exchange; for example, digital photo storage and album services. NI Sites that enable users to make telephone calls via the Internet or obtain information or software for this purpose.
Sites that promote the identification of racial groups, the denigration or subjection of groups racially identified or otherwiseor the superiority of any group. F Sites that provide information on or promote religions not listed in Sites that support online purchasing of consumer goods but not including sexual paraphernalia 3. Included are sites exclusively devoted to selling sports or religious goods. F Sites that support the offering and purchasing of goods between individuals.
F Sites that provide information on renting, buying and selling residential real estate. Society and Lifestyle U. Sites that provide information on matters of daily life, excluding sex 3entertainment 7jobs 15sports 25and those topics covered in subsections below.
F Sites that provide information on, promote, or support the sale of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and any associated paraphernalia. Excludes self-help groups like AA, which are in Health.
F Sites that provide information on or cater to gay and lesbian lifestyles, including those supporting online shopping; but not sexually oriented 3. F Sites that promote interpersonal relationships, excluding those of exclusively gay or lesbian appeal.
U Sites that list, review, advertise, or promote food, catering, or dining services. U Sites that provide information on or promote private and largely sedentary pastimes, but not electronic, video, or online games 9. U Web sites published by an individual for personal use and interchange; not published by an organization. Sites devoted to a current event that requires separate categorization owing to objectionable content, bandwidth demand, or potential effect on productivity.
Some such sites will disappear; others will be reviewed after 90 days for possible reclassification. Sites that provide information on or promote sports, active games, and recreation. F Gun club sites or directories of gun club sites. Includes war-game and paintball sites. Sites that cannot be categorized elsewhere but offer offensive, grotesque, frightening, lurid, material with no redeeming value. Sites that provide information on or promote various travel-related services and destinations, including those that support online purchase or reservations.
Sites that provide information on or promote vehicles, including those that support online purchase of vehicles or parts. Sites that provide information on or promote violent activity.
Sites containing excessive profanity may be classified here if not under Tasteless Sites that provide information on, promote, or support the sale of weapons and related items. WebSense Filter Categories On behalf of the Technology Steering Committee, an ad-hoc group of the Superintendent's Team established the five key considerations and reviewed the 29 categories filtered by the version 3 of WebSense installed in November of Feature material of an adult nature inappropriate for and detrimental to K students?
Promote activity illegal for K students? Endanger the performance of the district network or its components?